January 27, 2024

Thank you for particating in the Thaipusam Walk to the temple. We hope you had a good experience. We would like to hear about what you liked and what we can improve on. Please let know through the survey below.

Welcome to the Thaipusam Walk 2024 organized by the Concord Shiva Murugan Temple.

Thaipusam is a festival dedicated to Lord Murugan who is believed to possess the invincible spear (Vel). On Thaipusam day, Goddess Parvathi gave Lord Murugan the Vel and he used it to destroy the army of demons. This festival signifies the victory of good over evil.

The Concord Shiva Murugan Temple is organizing a walk to the temple along two popular Bay Area trails to celebrate Thaipusam. The first is a longer 21 miles walk route starting from Bishop Ranch 3, San Ramon, CA. The second is a shorter 7 miles walk route starting from Heather Farms Park, Walnut Creek, CA.

Registration is required to participate in the temple walk scheduled on Saturday January 27, 2024.

The Temple Walk Organizing team will find a way to accommodate anyone serious about walking to the Temple. Please register only if you are sure about walking. This will allow the organizers to plan better.

If your plans have changed and you need to cancel, we encourage you to do so. This will allow someone else on the waitlist to take advantage of the open spot instead.

Trail Map

Organizing an event like this requires a lot of volunteers from the community. Consider signing up for various volunteer activities.

Click on the following link if you are interested in sponsoring the snacks booth, breakfast and lunch for the devotees.

There are sevaral other ways in which you can participate. Sponsor:

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